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EASA at AERO 2019: Making GA safer and cheaper

1 week ago

EASA focuses on a new vision while maintaining its commitment for General Aviation with the GA Roadmap 2.0!  This year’s highlights include the launch of the EASA Safety Award and a revolutionary new approach to Part-21

Sailplane Rule Book – Easy Access Rules published

3 weeks 3 days ago

EASA published the rule book containing the applicable rules on air operations and certification of sailplanes. The document is available for download from EASA's website.
It includes the Regulation (EU) 2018/1976, the certification specifications (CS) for sailplanes and powered sailplanes (CS-22), Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM), displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.

EASA suspends all Boeing 737 Max operations in Europe

1 month ago

Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers. 

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash

1 month 1 week ago

EASA’s thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash.

The Agency is monitoring the investigation closely and is in contact with both the FAA and manufacturers.

We will immediately publish any further information on our website as the necessary information is available.

EASA has now published the Easy Access Rules for Aircrew (Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011)

1 month 1 week ago

The easy access rules contain the technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew, displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks, and are available for free download from the EASA website.

In addition, some specific parts of this regulation are available:



One step closer to harmonised rules for safe drones operation in Europe

1 month 2 weeks ago

On 28 February 2019 the EASA Committee has given its positive vote to the European Commission’s proposal for an Implementing Act regulating the operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the open and specific categories.

This proposal is mainly based on EASA’s Opinion No 01/2018. During the phases of adoption EASA has continuously provided technical support to the European Commission.

Successful workshop on drones closes in Peru

1 month 3 weeks ago

The joint event organised by EASA (through the EU-LAC APP project) and SRVSOP took place in Lima, Perú on 20 – 22 February 2019, with the participation of some 100 delegates from more than 25 countries from Latin America and Europe.

The workshop had the following objectives: 

Is life getting easier for GA manufacturers? New AMC&GM for production and design as a first step!

2 months ago

EASA introduces first steps to relieve some burden for small GA design and production companies.  To that end, EASA issued ED Decision 2019/003/R with new, proportionate ‘soft’ rules in the AMC/GM to Part-21.

These new Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material provide a more suitable way for small organisations to meet the design and production rules of Part-21.

It is aiming for less procedures and paperwork, instead looks at actual results and the product. This should make the use of Part-21 more scalable to the low end of General Aviation.

Phasing out the use of Halon in aircraft

2 months 1 week ago

EU airline operators now have to ensure that newly manufactured large aircraft (both aeroplanes and helicopters) do not use the ozone depleting substance ‘halon’ as a fire extinguishing agent.

The aim, shared by ICAO, is to gradually mitigate the environmental impact that halon extinguishing agents in firefighting equipment have on the ozone and climate, and to progressively achieve a ‘halon-free’ aviation, which balances the environmental concerns with safety-enhancing and cost-efficient rules. 

Extension of expiring maintenance organisations approvals issued by EASA and FAA

2 months 2 weeks ago

The US federal government partial shutdown which has ended last Friday (25/01/2019) has been affecting the aviation system for 35 days. During the shut-down, several maintenance organisation approvals issued by EASA and by the FAA under the EU-US Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement were coming due for renewal in both the United States and in EU Member States.

European Aviation Report: Continued growth of aviation poses environmental challenges

2 months 3 weeks ago

Continued growth of the aviation sector has produced economic benefits and connectivity in Europe, however environmental and health impacts have increased and are expected to grow substantially in the next 20 years. In particular the predicted increase in greenhouse gas emissions, if not addressed, could undermine efforts to mitigate climate change and limit the global temperature rise to below the target of 2degC in the Paris Agreement.  

1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference held in Lisbon

2 months 3 weeks ago

Lisbon, 23 January 2019 -The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) welcomed in Lisbon the first Conference on Transport Cybersecurity, with the support of the European Commission (DG MOVE), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the EU Agency for Railways (ERA). 

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